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Declamation 2021

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Clemson Poetry Declamation Contest Awards Ceremony


The Forty-Eighth Annual Declamation Contest in 

American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, 
Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish

The Department of Languages at Clemson University 


The 2021 event format is changed to online submission of students' videos, instead of in-person performance on the event day, to protect the safety and health of all participating parties. The online format is only for 2021 event. We plan to resume the in-person event next year.

New this year:

Virtual Q & A Session: November 6th, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Use the Zoom link below to join us: 

Students and parents are welcome to join the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities for a Zoom Session to hear more about our college. This is also a great opportunity to speak with current Clemson students and learn about the admissions process.

Q&A Session Flyer


DIRECTOR:  Su-I Chen, 864-656-2852,

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 15th, 2021

FEE: No required fees for participants in consideration of financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on many families. However, we suggest a donation of $5 or $10 per contestant to support the event. 

VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 15th, 2021. No late submission will be accepted.

JUDGES' SCORING DATE: November 6th, 2021. Contest results will be posted on the website on November 7th. 

AWARDS: Awards and participation certificates will be mailed to the schools immediately after the results are announced.


Photos from 2019

2019 Declamation

Photos from 2018

2018 Declamation

Photos from 2017

2017 Declamation

Photos from 2016

2016 Declamation

Photos from 2015

43rd Annual Declamation Contest

Photos from 2014

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